NTT Ltd. defines a strategic framework to foster sustainability and commits to zero net emissions by 2040
LONDON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – NTT Ltd., a global provider of technology and business solutions, today announces a series of commitments to reduce its carbon footprint and create a connected future that is both more sustainable and inclusive for all. NTT will strive to achieve net zero emissions across all of its operations by 2030 and its value chain by 2040. It is also striving to fuel its Global Data Center division – an operation of nearly 600,000 m2. in 20 countries and regions – with 100% renewable energy by 2030 as an urgent priority.
Additionally, NTT is proud to have joined the United Nations Race to Zero campaign. This follows the company’s membership in the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5 ° C and its commitment to the Science Based Targets (SBTi) initiative. These initiatives are considered the gold standard for business climate action. They aim to support companies that commit to ambitious goals to limit global warming to 1.5 ° C and avoid the worst effects of climate change.
NTT Ltd. Global Managing Director Abhijit Dubey said, “As one of the world’s largest technology companies, we have an obligation to make the world a more sustainable place. Employees, customers and partners demand that businesses become more goal-oriented. This is at the heart of our NTT heritage, and I am incredibly proud to announce our commitment to achieving net zero emissions and broader strategic sustainability goals. This is an important milestone for us as NTT will use technology not only to help the world become more sustainable, but also to be connected for the long term. We will continue to invest in the technology, people and programs to achieve these goals. ”
NTT’s strategic framework is focused on accelerating sustainable and transformational change through three interconnected pillars:
Develop new partnerships and expand existing partnerships to scale technological solutions focused on the protection and regeneration of biodiversity and ecosystems on all continents where it operates in order to support a more positive future by 2025
Integrate the circular economy and regenerative design principles by working in partnership across all of its operations, supply chain and customer solutions by 2026
Engage 50% of its employees in conservation and regeneration initiatives in their local communities in support of the United Nations SDGs and the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration by 2025
Develop its portfolio of smart solutions to help its customers and partners reduce 200 million tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2026
Establish a sustainability innovation fund, review committee and mentorship program to incubate ideas and scale up the impact of climate technologies and sustainable solutions and in support of the United Nations SDGs
Ensure that more than 50% of its workforce will belong to one or more of the diversity categories of gender, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic background and disability. To further strengthen this commitment, NTT will double the diversity of its management team with a focus on the representation of women by 2025.
Provide 5 million young people and children in disadvantaged areas around the world with digital access and education to reduce inequalities and develop essential skills and opportunities for a connected future by 2030
Enable and empower its employees to contribute 1 million volunteer hours to support initiatives forming the three interconnected pillars and in support of the United Nations SDGs by 2025
Commenting on NTT’s sustainability commitments, Marilyn Chaplin, Director of Human Resources and Sustainability at NTT Ltd., said, “We know that the greatest opportunity to have a positive impact is through our people, our people. operations and our core business solutions. This strategic framework gives us a clear direction to make a tangible difference in societies, the economy and our planet. It also gives us the opportunity to further support our existing initiatives, such as the Connected Conservation Foundation, which uses technology to reduce poaching, and ROBOCEAN, a start-up seeking to reduce climate change through seagrass conservation. I look forward to working with our talented and diverse ecosystem of stakeholders to help accelerate the change we need to see in the world and make these commitments a reality. ”
Visit our website to learn more about our commitment to making the world a more sustainable place.
NTT Ltd. is part of the NTT group, which is committed to zero emissions across its group and subsidiaries by 2040.
NTT Ltd. is a leading global technology services company. By working with organizations around the world, we drive business results through smart technology solutions. For us, smart means data-driven, connected, digital and secure. Our global assets and integrated ICT stack capabilities deliver unique offerings in cloud-enabled networking, hybrid cloud, data centers, digital transformation, customer experience, workplace and cybersecurity. . As a global ICT provider, we employ more than 40,000 people in a diverse and dynamic workplace that spans 57 countries, marketing in 73 countries and providing services in more than 200 countries and regions. Together, we make the connected future possible.
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About Business Ambition for 1.5 ° C:
Commercial ambition for 1.5 ° C is a campaign led by the Science Based Targets initiative in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact and the We Mean Business Coalition. It was launched in 2019 by a global coalition of UN agencies, business leaders and industry.
About Race to Zero:
Race to zero is the UN-backed global campaign bringing together non-state actors – including businesses, cities, regions, financial and educational institutions – to take strong and immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030 and create a healthier, more just-in-time zero carbon world. Led by high level champions for climate action – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz – Race to Zero mobilizes actors outside national governments to join the Alliance for Climate Ambition, which was launched at the 2019 Climate Action Summit of the SGNU by the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera.